What used Mercedes E-Class saloon will I get for my budget?
You’ll need around £24,000 to get behind the wheel of an E-Class, that buying you a 2017 model in good condition from an independent dealer. Spend between £25,000 and £30,000 for a car with an average mileage for the year and a full history bought from a franchised dealer, and between £30,000 and £35,000 for a 2018 model. Expect to pay more than that for the AMG E43, E63 and E63 S versions.
How much does it cost to run a Mercedes E-Class saloon?
The hybrid model is officially the most economical, with a claimed fuel consumption of 134.5mpg and corresponding CO2 emissions of just 49g/km, but as previously mentioned, you’re unlikely to get anywhere near that figure in regular mixed use. However, if all your journeys are short and you have use of a charging point at each end, it may well work out to be the best.
The E200d and E220d both claim 72.4mpg, which is a good figure, and CO2 outputs of 102g/km.
Tax for all cars registered after April 2017 will be at the flat rate, and there's currently a £10 per annum saving on that for the hybrid, but any models costing over £40,000 will attract a supplementary charge.
Servicing costs will be high, but Mercedes-Benz offers a number of servicing plans to help spread the cost via direct debit.